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It's a Powerbook, so no, unplugging the keyboard... 417 Views / 4 Replies  
It's a Powerbook, so no, unplugging the keyboard doesn't work. The keyboard works fine in other applications - just not finder.

Force-quitting the finder doesn't help. This happens all the time,...
Posted by xfesty, on Jun 3, 2005 at 12:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Tiger - Finder doesn't read keyboard 417 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi there,

Have had some strange experiences since installing Tiger. For example, when I originally installed it, had some really strange problems with windows appearing in odd places (off...
Posted by xfesty, on Jun 2, 2005 at 10:55 AM, in Mac OS X
not quite as clear as the other photo above, but... 1,536 Views / 24 Replies  
not quite as clear as the other photo above, but you can at least see:

http://www.computeraddictions.com.au/albook.jpg

i've always assumed it's because my wrist is there; maybe related to sweat...
Posted by xfesty, on May 23, 2005 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i have this too, i'll post pics soon. 1,536 Views / 24 Replies  
i have this too, i'll post pics soon.
Posted by xfesty, on May 23, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Third party power adapters? 460 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi there,

Looking for some third party (Australian-compatible, i.e. 240V) power adapters for the iBook G4/Powerbook G4 - the Apple ones seem quite damn expensive.

Is anything available?
...
Posted by xfesty, on May 13, 2005 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have tried both slots. For those that... 478 Views / 4 Replies  
I have tried both slots.

For those that replied - can you also specify what type (value select, or system select), and what speed?

Nobody else here with a 1GB "System Select" stick?
Posted by xfesty, on May 12, 2005 at 08:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Corsair RAM (System Select) in Powerbook 478 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

I posted here earlier but got no responses. I bought a 1GB Corsair System Select PC2700 RAM stick for my 1.25ghz 15" Albook but it appears not to work; the system crashes, won't suspend, etc....
Posted by xfesty, on May 11, 2005 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WoW runs fine, just make sure you have 1GB+ of... 978 Views / 8 Replies  
WoW runs fine, just make sure you have 1GB+ of RAM.
Posted by xfesty, on May 8, 2005 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Okay, I took out the 1GB stick and all the... 352 Views / 1 Replies  
Okay, I took out the 1GB stick and all the problems went away, so it's definitely the RAM doing wierd things. I'm not sure if it's faulty, or just incompatible - it *is* more expensive System Select...
Posted by xfesty, on May 8, 2005 at 08:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Corsair System Select 1GB Problems, or otherwise? 352 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi there,

I bought a Corsair System Select 1GB PC2700 (System Profiler reports it as PC2700U-30330) stick for my 1.25ghz 15" Albook, as I searched around and saw others had bought this same stick...
Posted by xfesty, on May 8, 2005 at 09:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would, but I don't really have faith in any of... 465 Views / 3 Replies  
I would, but I don't really have faith in any of the local mac repairers; not only are they going to charge me out the nostril, but I've seen some do repairs and I'm not terribly confident. Those...
Posted by xfesty, on May 7, 2005 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Opening up a 15" 1.25ghz Powerbook 465 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi, I'm needing to open up my Al Powerbook for cleaning purposes; long overdue, there's some residue under the keys which are making it a bit sticky.

I remember looking through service manuals...
Posted by xfesty, on May 7, 2005 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Suspend problems after installing 1G RAM 336 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi,

I ordered a Corsair 1GB PC2700 "System Select" stick of RAM (System Profile shows it as "PC2700U-30330") recently and have installed it into my 1.25ghz Powerbook. I'm running 10.3.9.

It...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 30, 2005 at 06:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I solved the issue; will post the solution here... 1,582 Views / 1 Replies  
I solved the issue; will post the solution here for others that may come across the same issue.

It appears OS X forces you to use a keycode with 'other' bluetooth items, which seems silly as some...
Posted by xfesty, on Feb 15, 2005 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bluetooth - SPP Slave 1,582 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi there,

I have an Altina GPS I wish to use with my Powerbook. The manual that comes with the GPS is designed for Windows CE and it talks about connecting to the GPS as a "SPP Slave" (i.e. you...
Posted by xfesty, on Feb 11, 2005 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Phew, I might be lucky - the box that the iBook... 688 Views / 7 Replies  
Phew, I might be lucky - the box that the iBook came in has a shipping date of mid Dec 03 on it. I'm sure it was earlier when she got it, but oh well - just need to find the reciept.

She got it...
Posted by xfesty, on Nov 30, 2004 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Tried removing memory/airport card, doesn't make... 688 Views / 7 Replies  
Tried removing memory/airport card, doesn't make a difference. Reset PRAM/et al, no difference. Tried yanking out the power and battery for a few days, no difference.

From what you describe, it...
Posted by xfesty, on Nov 30, 2004 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Startup (Drivers, Startup items, etc) cleaner? 351 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,

I've asked this here before but the question was probably too broad so I didn't get any proper answers. I'll try again, but be more specific.

Since I've had my 10.3 install I've installed...
Posted by xfesty, on Nov 28, 2004 at 02:57 AM, in Mac OS X
I didn't think this affected G4's, though? I saw... 688 Views / 7 Replies  
I didn't think this affected G4's, though? I saw the recall on Apple's webpage, but it seems to be for models before this.
Posted by xfesty, on Nov 24, 2004 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook G4 800 - Constant freezing? 688 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi,

Trying to work out what's going on with my girlfriend's iBook (G4, 800) - the system is continually freezing, it won't even boot up properly most of the time. It'll sometimes freeze on the...
Posted by xfesty, on Nov 24, 2004 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is there _anyway_ to boot OS9 on new macs? 2,034 Views / 11 Replies  
Hi,

Understand why the new macs won't boot OS9, but is there any way to do it (neat hacks or tricks to fake the missing bits)?

I've got some applications (inc. some games) that don't run well...
Posted by xfesty, on Sep 7, 2004 at 05:27 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I understand how you've reached that conclusion,... 1,234 Views / 10 Replies  
I understand how you've reached that conclusion, but I'm perhaps not very clear. Indeed, I understand how things such as drivers do need to install theirselves in various places; I would like an...
Posted by xfesty, on Sep 7, 2004 at 05:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Also, regarding previous posts with... 1,234 Views / 10 Replies  
Also, regarding previous posts with optimisation-style programs; indeed, I do run programs like this quite often, and it does help in that regard. My problem is moreso I've installed so many...
Posted by xfesty, on Sep 6, 2004 at 10:06 PM, in Mac OS X
I understand; applications /should/ keep all... 1,234 Views / 10 Replies  
I understand; applications /should/ keep all their resources underneath themselves. I've found a lot that don't, though.

The kind of applications I've installed are things like third-party...
Posted by xfesty, on Sep 6, 2004 at 10:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Sounds like you've got faulty hardware; perhaps... 424 Views / 3 Replies  
Sounds like you've got faulty hardware; perhaps ram.
Posted by xfesty, on Sep 5, 2004 at 09:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Cleaning crap out of OS X 1,234 Views / 10 Replies  
Howdy,

I find that there's a lot of OS X applications out there without any uninstallers; if all programs worked like in the old mac days, it wouldn't be a problem because I'd just need to delete...
Posted by xfesty, on Sep 5, 2004 at 09:33 AM, in Mac OS X
iTunes - any way to sort by filename? 3,987 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,

Something that's irritated me for ages about iTunes is the complete lack of ability to sort by filename.

Is there an applescript or something available to do this, or is it already...
Posted by xfesty, on May 28, 2004 at 08:05 AM, in Applications
how do symbian-based devices sync with the mac,... 452 Views / 6 Replies  
how do symbian-based devices sync with the mac, though? are they syncml? do they show up in isync? will it sync my address book + ical?

cheers
Posted by xfesty, on May 3, 2004 at 09:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Only problem with the 600 for me is the low... 452 Views / 6 Replies  
Only problem with the 600 for me is the low screen res; I'm hanging out for the 610. I'm impatient though and want something now :-)
Posted by xfesty, on May 3, 2004 at 09:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Suitable PDA/phone? 452 Views / 6 Replies  
Howdy,

Any suggestions here on suitable PDA/phone combos that'll sync nicely with Macs? I was considering the Zaurus, but no built in phone functionality; it's via a CF card that I'd probably end...
Posted by xfesty, on May 2, 2004 at 08:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
With 10.3, and 512MB RAM, it'll be a speedy... 661 Views / 12 Replies  
With 10.3, and 512MB RAM, it'll be a speedy little thing; definitely, go for it over the iBook.

If your games need 3D acceleration, forget it; the graphics chip in it sucks. You could probably...
Posted by xfesty, on May 2, 2004 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Audio/Video sync issues - Final Cut Express 2 448 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi,

I've got a whole heap of videos (over 1.5 Terabytes, in fact) I'm encoding currently, and some have major audio/video sync issues; that is, they start off in sync, but over the space of an...
Posted by xfesty, on May 2, 2004 at 08:03 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I haven't /got/ Applecare on my Powerbook. The... 475 Views / 5 Replies  
I haven't /got/ Applecare on my Powerbook. The thing is, it's primarily because the arrangements for me purchasing it were a little wierd (nothing illegal, just more disorganised if anything).
...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 26, 2004 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
15" 1.25 Albook - taking it apart, any tips/hints? 475 Views / 5 Replies  
Howdy,

Wanting to pull apart/dissasemble my Albook for cleaning, particulary the motherboard & keyboard. (See my previous post @ http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=209985 ).
...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 25, 2004 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sigh, a keyboard's probably going to cost me a... 843 Views / 17 Replies  
Sigh, a keyboard's probably going to cost me a bundle though, right?

I probably do need to clean everything with ethyl; motherboard, other components, etc. This stuff won't corode or have bad...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 20, 2004 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What's especially irritating is if I'm in low... 618 Views / 9 Replies  
What's especially irritating is if I'm in low light conditions, and I want to turn my brightness down, I'll hit the key a few times then realise it's not working. It may take a while to kick in, and...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 20, 2004 at 11:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Hot (brightness/volume) keys have a huge delay? 618 Views / 9 Replies  
Howdy,

I've got a Powerbook G4 1.25ghz 15" Albook, and my hotkeys (brightness, volume, backlight) sometimes has a massive delay.

That is, I'll push to turn the volume down, and sometimes it'll...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 20, 2004 at 07:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Spilt coke in my 15" Albook - keys sticky 843 Views / 17 Replies  
Howdy,

I did a stupid thing and accidentally spilt a glass of coke into my 15" Albook last night. I turned it off immediately, and drained it whilst it was upside down; fortunately, it still...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 20, 2004 at 07:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Eskape "My Capture" under 10.3? 299 Views / 0 Replies  
Howdy,

I've managed to get hold of an USB video-in device, an Eskape "My Capture". It looks rather old, but it should work.

I downloaded the MyTV stuff from Eskape's website but it's not...
Posted by xfesty, on Apr 15, 2004 at 11:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh, heh, I was looking for a tickbox as it's the... 561 Views / 2 Replies  
Oh, heh, I was looking for a tickbox as it's the way other applications usually do it.

Thanks!
Posted by xfesty, on Jan 6, 2004 at 05:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Mail.App - IMAP - No local caching? 561 Views / 2 Replies  
Howdy,

Anyway to stop Mail.App from caching everything locally from the IMAP server? (I run a local IMAP server on the same machine).

Alternatively, any other decent IMAP clients? I'd love to...
Posted by xfesty, on Jan 6, 2004 at 04:05 AM, in Mac OS X
No replies? Can somebody confirm that they... 1,176 Views / 1 Replies  
No replies?

Can somebody confirm that they have seen this, or that they've never seen this, or know what it is / how it came up?

R
Posted by xfesty, on Jan 1, 2004 at 10:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Internet Connect doohicky on Desktop? 1,176 Views / 1 Replies  
My girlfriend and I were playing around with her iBook, and new icons for dock icons, and she opened up Internet Connect, and the following ( http://www.computeraddictions.com.au/internet_connect.jpg...
Posted by xfesty, on Dec 31, 2003 at 12:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Have 512MB ram; anymore won't really make much... 1,543 Views / 18 Replies  
Have 512MB ram; anymore won't really make much difference, right?

Window minimising won't make the computer faster; that's not the issue, I think. Games run quite nicely on this, so I don't think...
Posted by xfesty, on Dec 11, 2003 at 12:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Improving OS X responsiveness 1,543 Views / 18 Replies  
Hiya,

I'm the proud owner of a 1.25ghz 15" Powerbook, and things are great, but OS X *still* feels sluggish, in terms of responsiveness. I've tried a few optimising programs, and prebound...
Posted by xfesty, on Dec 11, 2003 at 12:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Worked it out, just had to boot up the restore CD... 466 Views / 1 Replies  
Worked it out, just had to boot up the restore CD by clicking on 'install OS X' after actually installing it.
Posted by xfesty, on Dec 9, 2003 at 02:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Restore CD - partitions? 466 Views / 1 Replies  
Hiya,

I've just recieved my 1.25ghz Powerbook (woo!), but it seems to only come with a Restore DVD, and no Mac OS X CD's.

This would be fine, except, I wish to both use things such as X11,...
Posted by xfesty, on Dec 9, 2003 at 02:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't even know *what* Suitcase is, but as soon... 828 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't even know *what* Suitcase is, but as soon as I mentioned it, apparently it made sense.

Cheers, hopefully it'll fix the problem.
Posted by xfesty, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:17 AM, in Mac OS X
10.3 Panther upgrade = Safari not working. 828 Views / 8 Replies  
Hiya,

We (I work at an Apple store) recieved copies of 10.3 today; it's brilliant, certainly brings new life into my aging G4/500.

Thing is - if it's upgraded from a 10.2.X install, Safari...
Posted by xfesty, on Oct 22, 2003 at 01:08 AM, in Mac OS X
10.3 fax support - compatibility? 448 Views / 1 Replies  
I notice that 10.3 has fax support, which I'm about to try - notice it also has network stuff.

Is it compatible with the WinFax protocol, or more likely, hylafax?

Or have apple written their...
Posted by xfesty, on Jul 21, 2003 at 01:48 AM, in Mac OS X
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